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Contemporary Writers Series

ECU’s Contemporary Writers Series

Since 2010, ECU’s Contemporary Writers Series (CWS) has invited some of the best writers of our time to come to the university community to visit classes, to speak informally with students and faculty, and to read from their work.

The CWS has hosted campus visits from:

  • National Book Award winners
    • Colum McCann
    • Sherman Alexie
    • Phil Klay
  • Pulitzer Prize-winners
    • Stephen Dunn
    • Ayad Akhtar
    • Beth Henley
  • Costa Novel Award winner
    • Colm Toibin
  • US Poet laureates
    • Philip Levine
    • Natasha Trethewey
  • PEN Hemingway award-winner
    • Kevin Powers
  • Critically acclaimed poets, essayists & novelists
    • Li-Young Lee
    • Jayne Anne Phillips
    • Marianne Boruch
    • Dave Smith
    • Brian Turner
    • Ilyse Kusnetz
    • Hugh Martin
    • Randon Billings Noble
  • National Humanities Medal winner
    • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
  • NC Poet laureates
    • Joseph Bathanti
    • Shelby Stephenson

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